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rear1 US English

The back part of something, especially a building or vehicle

rear2 US English

Bring up and care for (a child) until they are fully grown, especially in a particular manner or place

rear1 US Thesaurus

I was reared on a farm

rear2 US Thesaurus

the rear of the building

rear end in rear1 US English

A person’s buttocks

be reared in rear2 US English

Bring up and care for (a child) until they are fully grown, especially in a particular manner or place

hand-rear US English

(Of a person) feed and care for (a young animal) until it is fully grown

poddy-rear US English

Feed (a young animal) by hand

rear light US English

A red light at the rear of a vehicle; a tail light

rear sight US English

The sight nearest to the stock on a firearm

rear admiral US English

An officer in the US Navy or Coast Guard ranking above commodore and below vice admiral

rear echelon US English

The section of an army concerned with administrative and supply duties

rear admiral New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words; capital in titles)

rear commodore US English

An officer in a yacht club ranking below vice commodore

rear projection US English

The projection of a picture onto the back of a translucent screen for viewing or for use as a background in filming

rear one's head US English

Raise one’s head

rear up in rear2 US English

(Of a person) show anger or irritation; go on the attack

rear-wheel drive US English

A transmission system that provides power to the rear wheels of a motor vehicle

bring up the rear US English

Be at the very end of a line of people

rear its head in rear one's head US English

(Of an unpleasant matter) emerge; present itself

rear lamp in rear light US English

A red light at the rear of a vehicle; a tail light

rearmost US English

Furthest back

rearview mirror US English

A small angled mirror fixed inside the windshield of a motor vehicle, enabling the driver to see the vehicle or road behind

rear one's head in rear2 US English

Raise one’s head

rear its head in rear2 US English

(Of an unpleasant matter) emerge; present itself

rearguard US English

The soldiers positioned at the rear of a body of troops, especially those protecting an army when it is in retreat

bring up the rear in rear1 US English

Be at the very end of a line of people


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